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Giff

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I have just finished some garden furniture in Iroko. It needs to be finished in a Farrow and Ball colour to match some existing external shutters. The finish coat can be oil or water based but in the past I have found Iroko difficult to get a good adhesion. Has anyone any experience with this timber. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Giff
 

geertswaans

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the best undercoat I've ever used is Sikkens Onol, which you might b able to get from Dulux trade centres. Thin the first coat with 10% thinner.
 

Giff

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Cheers geertswaans...I will have a look on Monday. We have a Dulux centre nearby. Another suggestion is Crown Aluminium wood primer. Anyone knows about that ? Thanks Geoff
 

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I have never used the stuff geertswaans said but I have found crowns primers to be of great quality and dry really fast (water based ones dry fast anyway, oil don't ). Not used the Aliuminium one though.
 

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Ally primer would work fine- it’s used allot to adhere and hold back oily woods, bitumen soaked woods, knot's etc
 
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